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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

PPE Survey Request for Farmers

The USDA is currently collecting information on the ability to access Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to safely and …

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COVID-19-Please Read

As a preventive measure in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community, we encourage customers of …

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2020 Southern Farm Show

Dear Farmers and Farm Leaders: You are invited to the 2020 Southern Farm Show on Friday, February 7, 2020, at …

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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

Thawing No need to wash or rinse the turkey before cooking. Washing the turkey in the sink can splash bacteria …

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Eat Local for Thanksgiving! 

Here in North Carolina and Wilkes County, our farmers grow delicious foods that are a perfect addition to your …

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NC Agritunity 2020

NC Agritunity is a one-day FREE conference and trade show for small farms held in Statesville, NC. This year’s program …

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Visit NC Farms App

The Visit NC Farms App has launched in Wilkes County. Participating assets are: Blake Farms, Call Family Distillers, Copper …

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Commercial Poultry Grower Meetings

Please join us for the 2018 Commercial Poultry Grower Meetings. Register here for the meeting you wish to attend. 3 hours …

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Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

As heat stress is one of the most significant management challenges facing the N.C. turkey …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

7 days agoGrow It, Eat It

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

2 weeks agoCEFS
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

3 weeks ago
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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

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